Long Distance (WRE). Becerril del Carpio.
New map made by Portuguese mappers and revised by ORCA club at the end of 2014.
This forest has adult pine and reforestation pine with terraces and other areas of oak with different penetrability. There are open fields, as well as crops sometimes bordered with impenetrable vegetation.
There are also rocky areas with cliffs of different heights, and a variety of land forms.
Climb is moderate/hard in some parts and there are some paths or tracks and power lines that may be used as a reference.
There are croplands planted that we have decided to ban crossing them and others croplands that may be crossed (mainly because they haven’t been planted yet), so we ask, firstly, maximum respect for the work of others and secondly, fair play between runners. There will be some areas enabled to cross marked on the map.
Also, although it only affects a few courses (the highest classes), there is an electric fence. Despite it is no big obstacle, you can trip if you do not see it (this element is not depicted on the map).
Besides truly insuperable cliffs, where you must be extremely careful, there are areas where we will ask caution as there are pine processionary ‘bags’ at low height that you may collide with when passing. They can be urticating.
First start at 9:30 in the morning.
Scale: 1/15000 (H-Elite, D-Elite, H18A, H20A, H21A, H35A, H40, D18A, D20A, D21A, D35A) and 1/10000.
The competition centre and parking area will be at Becerril del Carpio’s service station “Puerta de la Montaña” where you will find an information point, a nursery service, toilets, bar and restaurant.
Access from the competition centre to the start is about 10 minutes walk and the to the goal about three minutes. Both are on the other side of an old national road, so we ask caution when crossing the road. In order to avoid any danger the organization will set a controlled area to cross the road so, please, use it.
The way from the competition centre to the start area is marked with several pieces of tape and it goes through a path parallel to the road. There is no need to walk on the roadside.